Six time all-star Blake Griffin has agreed a buyout with the Detroit Pistons to make himself a free agent. The Brooklyn Nets will acquire the power forward but will look to use him from the bench to help address consistent issues with defense and undersized lineups.
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Griffin is coming off his least productive year statistically, averaging a career low of 12.3 points per game. His new role in this offence heavy roster which includes the likes of two former MVP’s in Kevin Durant and James Harden, and seven time all star Kyrie Irving will allow him to focus purely on defense, rebounding and creating space on the floor.
For the Pistons this will help clear cap space and continue a rebuilding process which started earlier this year after former MVP Derrick Rose was sent to the New York Knicks in an effort to make a younger squad as they currently sit bottom of the Eastern conference with 10 wins and 26 losses so far this season.